[ kam-bee-ah-tuh ]
/ ˌkæm biˈɑ tə /

noun Music.

a melodic ornamental tone following a principal tone by a skip, usually of a third above or below, and progressing by a step.

Nearby words

  1. camber,
  2. camber piece,
  3. camberwell,
  4. camberwell beauty,
  5. camberwell carrot,
  6. cambio,
  7. cambist,
  8. cambium,
  9. cambodia,
  10. cambodian

Compare échappée.

Origin of cambiata

< Italian: short for nota cambiata changed note; cambiata, feminine past participle of cambiare to change

Also called changing tone, changing note. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019